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Shenstone workers put their best foot forward for Meningitis Now charity

Staff from a Lichfield training company have taken part in a fundraising event in aid of the Meningitis Now charity.

The team from Busy Bees Training, based in Shenstone, took part in an Around the World Toddle Waddle.

The event saw 30 walkers cover a total of 261 miles around Carsington Water in Derbyshire, raising more than £400 for the national charity.

Walkers from the Busy Bees Training team

Walkers from the Busy Bees Training team

The effort was part of an international attempt to raise £14,000 for Meningitis Now by walking 19,552,200 steps – a mission achieved with the help of staff from as far away as Singapore.

Fay Gibbin, training manager at Busy Bees Training, said:“We always get a good turn out from our team, they genuinely enjoy getting together with their friends and families and, on this occasion, it was for such a good cause.

“We’re always happy to support the wider Busy Bees community especially when it’s for something as important as raising funds for Meningitis Now.

“The charity provides vital support for children and families who have been affected by the disease, as well as raising awareness of the signs and symptoms that could save lives in the future. Our first aid training team is also working closely with the charity to see how best to raise awareness in nurseries and in the home.”

Meningitis Now has been supporting families and fighting the disease for over 30 years.

Steve Dayman, executive founder of the charity, said: “We’re delighted that Busy Bees has chosen to support us this year, and we look forward to working with them to help raise vital awareness with parents and staff about how to spot the signs and symptoms of meningitis.

“Every penny Busy Bees raise will help us fight this devastating disease on all fronts, from funding pioneering preventative research to raising awareness and supporting those who have been affected.

“When we lost our son 30 years ago to meningitis there was no support or awareness. It’s important that we continue to spread awareness and give as much support and hope as we can to those who have suffered.”

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